Switching to Outlook
Last week I switched from Thunderbird to Microsoft Outlook for my desktop email client. (No, I have not gone insane, but using a
better different product weakened my ability to support Outlook for other users) Here are my complaints impressions:
- Outlook must have been designed by someone with perfect eyesight
- When using “large icons” for the toolbar, the application just scales up the small icons so they look crappy and pixelated. As
bloatedfull-featured as Outlook is, couldn’t they have created a large icon set?
- Very illogical workflow. One example: “Purge deleted messages” is in the Edit menu. Wouldn’t you expect to find it under the Action menu, along with all the other message actions like “New Message” and “Reply”? Purging deleted messages isn’t really an editing function.
- Good luck finding the signature dialog. Oh, wait, there it is… buried way the hell down into a dialog. But I change my signature quote every week.
- Don’t bother having any of your own viewing preferences as to type size, font, etc. Microsoft knows better than you and will undo them for you next time you start the application.
- Outlook is noticeably slower than Thunderbird. When outlook is thinking, you may as well sit with your hands folded on the table because your mouse and keyboard are purely decorative.
- Outlook pipes http links to Internet Explorer, even though my default browser is Firefox.
That’s all for now.